a lot of people in politics have wondered about the possibility of a third party. would it be possible to organize one? while they were wondering, a virtual third party was being born, and nobody organized it. is the tea party potentially, mike, a really legitimate possible third party, and if they are, is sarah palin one of the potential leaders? >> we talk a lot about this on the show, actually. i don't think the tea party is a third party. i think it can be become the second party, and the republican party can go in the ash heap of history like the whigs and no nothings and so many other parties before. the tea party represents a lot of what the nation is founded on. we can get back to that. i hope to see the republican party one day be the third party. >> what do you think about that, shann shannyn? where is the tea party going from here? there's no doubt it's shaking things up this primary season. >> well, it seems like the republican created them to a certain extent.